Mostly because of the pretty turned pedestals and elegant feet.
This ‘ole thang’ was actually the middle table from a set of three nesting tables that I ordered from a Spiegel catalog about 20 years ago! Back when I was into a country style and Hunter Green decorating style. (ACK!)
I can’t even tell you how many times they have been painted, sanded and repainted over the years. On the largest of the three I had painted an american flag to go with my red, white and blue Americana decorating theme. I remember selling that when we had our store and I had a ‘primitive estate sale’ at the store, to get rid of ALL my primitive decor.
Can’t even remember what became of the smallest one. This one had been STAINED hunter green. And that stain would NOT sand out. So painting it black was really my only option. If you look really close, you can see a few bits of that green showing through in the spots where it’s been distressed. I stenciled a design in the center to draw the eye away from that green.
Took these two cottage chic white drop leaf tables to Stars last Monday, and they called me yesterday to let me know they have both SOLD already!
So, the two ‘focal point’ pieces in this vignette are now gone, which means the vignette needs a complete do-over and will not look like this if you go to Stars now . . . . but I really liked how it turned out, and wanted to ‘show it off’ anyhow!
I did this drop leaf coffee table a while ago, and was actually planning to keep it for myself.
Drop leaf tables are MUCH more time consuming to sand and paint than a regular table. So I was kind of ‘hoping’ that if I really priced it to reflect how much TIME I spent on it, that no one would buy it and I could take it back later after I finally get moved. I SHOULD have learned by now that that ‘game plan’ NEVER works!
For now though, the white furniture IS selling better than the aqua.
Now to figure out what to do when I go to Stars tomorrow to re-work my space?!?!?! Usually I stay two steps ahead of the game and always have ‘what I want to do next’ all figured out. Since these two pieces sold so quickly though, I’m just going to have to ‘wing it’ this time!
It’s OFFICIALLY spring! We’ve been having unseasonably warm and DRY weather here in Oregon for almost a month already though. Gonna be hard to deal with those ‘April Showers’ this year after having been so spoiled so early!
This early spring weather has been a HUGE help to me with catching up on all the furniture painting I was unable to do outside last summer when it was just TOO HOT to work outside. I might even have my entire furniture ‘project stash’ painted up before I move! Fingers crossed!
Switching things up in my booth at Stars a tad and going with more WHITE for Spring. Here are the latest pictures.
For a better color impact, I’ve attempted to put all the white inventory at the front, left side of my booth.
View from the outside corner with some more turquoise shelves on the outside far left. (those turquoise shelves are fairly ‘permanent’. They CAN be moved, but it’s a LOT of work to unload all those dishes and move them!)
The top one was ‘dry brush’ painted white, and the round one spray painted. Which look do you like better? Solid white or the shabby distressed white? I tend to do the dry brush more often because at least that way if the purchaser prefers solid white, they can easily repaint it themselves. But once it’s solid white there is no going back. It’s all about leaving options open. The more options, the more buyers it will appeal to.
Easter is so early this year that it kind of sneaked up on me and I JUST put my Easter product out.
Vintage style roly-poly bunny.
~ SAVINGS ALERT! ~ FOUR DAY SALE AT STARS ~ 50% OFF MY BOOTH! Friday 1/16 through Monday 1/19 (MLK Day)
They call it their “HAGGLE SALE”, and many of the dealers will be on site to wheel and deal fabulous prices on the items in their booths. Weather permitting, there will be additional sale items outside on the sidewalk during sale hours.
All three stores will be participating in the sale, and each individual dealer chooses HOW they want to participate; via on site haggling, or offering a percent off items in their booth. Signs will be posted in participating booths indicating their sale terms.
Since I am not able to be there during the sale AND since I really don’t LIKE to haggle on prices, I am offering HALF OFF all regular priced items in my booth during this sale. (* Already reduces ‘red tag sale’ items are NOT included in the sale’ *)
Just stocked lots of Valentine decor and gifts, added lots more ironstone dishes and as much furniture as I can cram into a 10′ x 10′ space! Here are the pictures:
50% OFF ALL REGULAR PRICED ITEMS IN MY BOOTH ST STARS; FRIDAY – MONDAY; JANUARY 16-19, 2015. Discount will be given at checkout.
Nothing new or different or exciting. Just some more old tables that I repainted aqua. Same old, same old! But HEY! They SELL!!
I can’t even count how many of this exact same style of tables I have done over the years! A very basic, simple style. One of those put it together yourself ‘kit’ tables.
The top had a fair amount of warping from water damage. I suppose I could have spent HOURS sanding it to a perfectly flat surface. But the more time I spend on a project, the more I have to charge for it. Sometimes it’s worth the ‘investment’ (of time and effort); sometimes not. In this case it was not. You just can’t charge that much for a little table like this.
Very similar to the previous one, but not water damaged; and this one had been base-coated (POORLY so! very splotchy) with white. I thought about continuing with the white, but then I remembered how many times in the past I have had to haul white pieces back home from my booth, to repaint aqua, because they didn’t sell!
I was dealing with ‘weather issues’ when I painted these three pieces. It turned really DAMP out overnight and I found them COVERED with stuck on gnats the next morning!!! ACK!! And the paint was WETTER than the day before. Had to wipe off the first layer of paint and finish painting them inside the house. Turned the washer/dryer into a make-do painting station.
I REALLY got behind on my furniture painting last summer because it was SO dang hot outside!! I just can’t handle working outside in over 90 degree temps; which we had for MOST of the summer. Hottest summer on record for Oregon, I think they had said.
Consequently, no really BIG furniture pieces for me this year. sigh. Oh well, the small ones always sell better. But the big pieces LOOK so fabulous in my booth!
All three Stars stores are having a BIG SALE this Saturday and Sunday; 11am – 6pm. Each booth owner chooses what % off they want to offer; and I am offering
50% OFF ALL REGULAR PRICED ITEMS IN MY BOOTH.
(This will NOT include ‘already discounted’ items with the ‘red sale tags’)
I spent 10 HOURS fluffing and stocking my booth this week, and it is JAM-PACKED for this sale!
Cupcake stands. Add a hand crafted ornament to the package instead of a bow. Reduce and reuse!
Topped with a little nest and a bird.
Vintage finds; as found.
I always add a handful of my own hand cut and hand mixed paper shred to gift gift boxes. This year I bagged up extra ‘sheet music’ paper shred. It is hand folded and hand cut. Save it to use again and again!
Decorated vintage ice skate instead of a wreath for your front door.
Paper rosette wreath ‘alternatives’ for indoor decor.
Peace on earth vintage atlas rosette wreath.
Lots ans LOTS of ornaments!
Glass apothecary jars, big and small!
Cloches and dessert stands make a great display for special treasures.
Stack up several desert stands to display cookies and candies on.
Decorative holiday pillows.
Plenty of turquoise/aqua gifts, decor and gift boxes of course!
Little birds with crowns, always a staple in my booth!
Decorated mach gift boxes.
Vintage glittered gold stars, to top your tree or tie onto a BIG wrapped gift!
After dessert is done, just plop A Christmas scene atop your dessert stand for an instant centerpiece!
LOTS of signs in stock for Christmas giving!
At 50% off this weekend, why not but one for yourself too!?!
Like I said, my booth is JAM-PACKED!!
Don’t forget to shop the OUTSIDE aisle too! LOTS more product on the back side!
White and silver decor works for New Years too!
50% off sale, in my booth at Stars; THIS Saturday and Sunday only
The big “End of Summer” sale starts TODAY at all three Stars locations; and runs through Labor Day.
As always, each vendor decides what type of discount they will be offering, and signs are posted in each booth telling you what % off items each booth are.
ALL “Regular Priced” (*) items in my booth are HALF OFF for the sale.
(*) Sale discount is NOT valid on already reduced ‘red tagged’ sale items.